Thermal imaging use as a diagnostic tool in the agricultural industry has grown in the last five years. The reason for the growth in using thermal cameras for
diagnosing animal health problems is because it is quick, non-contact and non-invasive to the animal. This can be particularly useful when you are dealing with large animals such as cattle as
they won’t hear or notice the thermal camera taking thermal images so no further stress is directed onto the animal.
Thermal cameras are becoming
popular particularly with the dairy industry, a thermal imaging exam of a cow can show up health issues that are not visible to the naked eye. This can include Arthritis, hoof abscesses, soft
tissue damage, tendon damage, white line and much more. Thermal cameras can be used on a regular basis to assist with making the correct diagnosis when treat cows with problem feet, you will have
the confidence to trim a little deeper if necessary to find problems not seen by the naked eye.